The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, October 25, 1935 Page: 1 of 6
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The Mexia Weekly Herald
VOL. XXXVII, NO. 44,
$1.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE,
MEXIA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1935.
MOVE UP AGAIN
ON OCTOBER 28
Anniversary of 13-
Year Ago Fascist
Coup is Date
Marble Machines Ordered Out by Friday
Afa'mrv Board SBROTHER SAYS
for M County PJERSON BOY
Ready to Serve ALWAyS Q(JEER
By WEBB MILLER
United Press Staff Correspondent
ADIGRAT, EHIOPIA, Oct. 23
(VIA COURIER TO ASMARA,
ERITREA, Oct. 24).—(U.R) — I
have the impression after a visit
to the extreme Italian front line
that everything is ready in the
military sense for an advance
Premier Benito Mussolini's at-
tachment to Anniversaries is well
known. T)m fact that Octobcr 28
is the anniversary of the start of
the Fascist march on Rome in
1922, and the presence at the
front of his "October 28" division
of Fascist black shirt militia, may
mean that next Monday will be
Again the mountain trail to the
front is jammed with infantry,
donkeys transporting canvas sacks
of water, detachments of black
Askari native troops with mules,
chanting songs in the Tigrine lan-
Thundering artillery tractors
wi\i wheels five feet high clam-
ber over rocks as big as houses,
helping motor trucks • up inclines
of 35 degrees.
All are enveloped in blinding
dust and many men have their
mouths and noses swatjjed with
I have filed this dispatch after
returning from the front; beyond
Edaga-Hamus, By special permis-
sion X visited itvith two other
American correspondents the most
advanced front line. We are thel
first to reach it.
Editors: Other correspondents
were John T. Whitaker, New
York Herald Tribune, and W, W.
Chaplin, Universal Service).
Our automobile was the first
to penetrate this far, although
the trail has been used for cara-
vans for centuries.
Natives, who never had seen
an automobile, gathered in
crowds and stared timidly and
touched the car when we halted.
But they fled terrified into the
thorny brush beside the road
when we passed them on the
steep, rock trail.
We penetrated further into
Ethiopia than any correspondents
had, and had reached the last
An advisory board to initiate
projects for youth in Limestone
county in the National Youth Ad-
ministration has been announced
by Z. Starr Armstrong, at Dallas,
district director. Limestone coun-
ty is in District No. 3, over
which Mr. Armstrong presides.
Adds the announcement from
"NYA is an agency for public-
izing the programs for youth of-
fered by the government. The
benefits to youth in any county
will depend entirely upon these
county committees and the inter-
est of local citizens.
"National Youth Administra-
tion has a 4-Point Program:
"1. Apprenticeships. This is
limited in scope. Inquiries should
be addressed to Mr. George H.
Ferm, Dept. of Industrial Edu-
cation, Austin, Texas.
"2. Diversified job training and
job placement. This includes
everything from a group of farm
boys or girls wanting to study
agriculture or domestic science to
urban groups in arts, crafts, Eng-
lish, Spanish, mathematics, eco-
nomics, and other practical class
room subjects, and finding part-
time jobs in* fftcW com
"3. Work relief. This covers la-
bor on construction projects of
WPA and NYA. NYA construc-
tion projects must be of parti-
cular and permanent vaSue to
youth, such as campus improve-
ment, athletic fields, playgrounds,
club houses, trails and lodges in
state park areas, libraries, gym-
namiums, census and public heal-
th work and similar projects.
•'4. Education, which includes
'(a) college aid, allotments for
which are all taken in most col-
leges; (b) high echool aid, limited
to students 18 years and older
from families oil relief; and (c)
freshman college centers.
"Already many thousands of
youths in Texas have received di-
rect benefits of this government
program, and many thousands
more can be helped with commun-
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (U.R) —
Cotton futures closed steady.
Month— Open High Low Close
1096 1096 1086 1090-T
1101 1101 1091 1094-T
1103 1103 1096 1099-00
1103 1104 1098 1101-T
1108 1108 1098 1098-00
1100 1109 1092 1096-T
COD LIVER OIL
Fust choice for
Its rich vitamin
content was need-
ed to build strong
bones and sturdy,
v°"d\ng . . .
even in the case of
the healthiest baby-
is the most import-
ant thing in the
first year of his life,
and one which, be-
cause of its import-
ance, ranks closely
with the filling of
this reason they
should always remain in hands which
have been train for responsibility.
OUR STOCK OF BABY FOOD IS
FRESH AND COMPLETE
Delusions of Boy
Told in Court at
Pr. Buie Testifies
Youth is Insane;
AUSTIN, Oct. 24 (U.R) — \\'il-
liam H. Pierson, older brother of
Howard Pierson, came to the de-
fense of his younger brother, who
is charged with murdering their
father, Justice Wililam Pierson of
the State Supremo Court and Mrs.
Pierson, on April 24.
The elder Pierson was a witness
at the sanity hearing of Howard.
He had requested and arranged the
William Pierson, the brother, is a
tall, handsome oil field worker of
32. He testified he felt "rjuite sure"
that his brother is insane.
One of Howard's delusions, he
said, is that he is not his real bro-
ther and is not the son of the late
Justice and Mrs. Pierson.
ti'tho family was cross-
ing the Mexican border, Howard
was mistaken for a Mexican boy.
"My father joked about it and
called Howard .Tony De Lope::',"
William Pierson testified. "Howard
took it very much to heart and he
frequently told me after that he
was not my brother."
Detailing incidents beginning at
his brother's birth in 1914, William
Pierson said Howard was shy at
home, called a "sissy" at school,
and after return from a school in
France was called "Frenchy" by
schoolmates. He was unable to
make University of Texas grades
because of his health, lost an oil
field job because employers found
Rev. A. L. Aulick, former Baptist
minister here, testified Howard was
a queer boy. Dr. N. D. Buie, Marlin,
brother-in-law of U. S. Senator
Tom Connally said the boy is in-
sane and does not; know right from
wrong. He described him as suffer-
ing from delusions.
Slight Rise in
Temperature is •
Seen for Friday
More Rain May Fall
in This Section,
A slight rise in temperature
was expected over most of Texas
Thursday night and Friday, but
more rain was expected to fall
within the next 14 hours.
The cold vave that blew in
Tuesday night had worked its
way south with the thermometer
at Brownsville reading 52, almost
25 degrees lower than that of
Wednesday morning. Rain was
falling all along the gulf coast
and through East Texas.
After 1.38 inch rain the day
before, Mexia had 1.68 inch rain-
fall Wednesday and Wednesday
night, the weather observer re-
ported at 7 a. m. Thursday. The
24-hour period the maximum tem-
perature was 51, the minimum 46.
to Store Devises
Appeal to Be Taken
by Antonio in His
fr!?i?S5 'Cotton Delayed;
While attorneys for W. S, An-
tonio, owner of a string of mar-
ble boards, filed a motion for
a rehearing in the Court of Civil
A.'ipeals at Waco Thursday, Coun-
ty Attorney Roy Lewis, acting
on the same court's decision, or-
dered all marble machines in
Limestone county out. He has in-
structed officers throughout the
county to begin Friday confis-
cating the machines, and prose-
cuting those who exhibit them, or
After a study of the decision
of Judge Alexander of the Waco
appellate court, the county at
torney followed the action taken
generally over the state and or-
dered the gambling devises out.
OF RIVAL SHOT
Mobsters Cut Down
by Rivals in N. Y.
Police Seek Rivals
as Killers Three
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (U.R)—Hope
for the recovery of Arthur (Dutch
Sehultz) Flegenheimer, millionaire
gangster and New York's Public
enemy No. 1, was abandoned late
Physicians at Newark, N. J., City
Hospital said that life was ebbing
fast for the underworld leader, shot
in the abdomen in a murderous out.
break last night that killed two of
One day's notice was given, and hjs leafljng lieutenants and left
Speak to Club
Congressman Luther A. John-
son, Cornicana, will address the
Woman's Friday Club Friday at
the public library. A number of
guests have been invited for the
officers were making the rounds
telling owners of the decision.
The officers expected to load
trucks with the machines and hold
them for order of destruction
from the court if they are found
in operation Friday.
iii the meantime attorneys for
Antonio in the test ease filpd a
motion for a re-hearing of the
decision which was adverse to
them. W. M. White and L. W.
Sheppard were in Waco to file
the action, and expected to argue
it orally when a date is set. Mr.
White said he didn't see how of-
ficers could disturb the machines
while the action is still pending.
Losing the motion for rehearing,
they will sue out a writ of error
in the state Supreme Court, White
Judge Alexander informed
County Attorney Lewis, the latter
said, that his court has jurisdic-
tion and lesser courts could not
disturb his order. His decision
was that the marble machines
are gaming devises, and as such
prohibited by state law. He ruled,
however, that there can bo no
destruction without order of the
district court. This does not pre-
vent prosecution of operators, ex-
hibitors and others, he said.
The Mexia marble machine
owner held up enforcement of
the law in the state for two
months or more by the injunc-
tion obtained in Judge H. F.
Kirby's court, which Judge Alex-
ander in appellate court dissolv-
ed. Houston, Waco, Dallas and
othe# points have acted to pro-
hibit tho marble machines since
The boards operate by a coin
in a slot, which releases a ball.
If the ball falls in a certain
"pay-off" slot it releases nickles
to the customer much in the
same fashion of the older "slot
machines." They have been high-
ly profitable to owners of places
exhibited, and to owners of the
Must Find Way to
Control Big Ones
NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (U.R)—
The United States must devise
some system to control properly
its huge corporations, Gen. Hugh
S. Johnson told an audience at
the Brooklyn Academy of Music
The former NRA administrator
described conditions in the
United States as dismal, and ad-
mitted no solution to the unem-
ployment problem had yet proved
thee others of his gang in grave
Two of his aides, Otto Berman
and Leo Frank, were dead, and a
third, Bernard Rosenkrantz. was
expected to die at any time at New-
ark General hospital.
The four of them were mowed
down by rival gangsters a few min-
utes before two other Flegenhei-
mer followers were shot down and
wounded by a gunman in a barber-
shop in Manhattan's theatrical dis-
One of the barbershop casualities
was Martin Krompier, known as
Flegenheimer's chief lieutenant.
The other was Sam Gold, a book-
maker, recovery of both was pro-
Seeking identity of the gangland
assassins in the Newark shooting,
police came upon an abandoned au-
tomobile. In it was a sawed-off
shotgun, which authorities believed
might have been used in shooting
Directly under the sawed-off
shotgun, authorities said they
found a woman's glove. It was of
white fabric and for the left hand.
Police were informed the woman
in brown appeared at the Palace
Chop House, scene of the shooting,
about three-quarters of an hour be-
fore the killers.
Woman Is Aide
Flegenheimer's companions, ap-
parently on the lookout outside for
him, escorted her to his table inside.
Flegenheimer and the woman sat
in a rear booth for half an hour.
She departed and the gunmen
Police theorized that she might
have been sent to Flegenheimer to
make sure he was available and to
detain him while his assailants
perfected arrangements for the
shooting and the get-away.
Officials were inclined to the be-
lief that rival local gangsters were
behind the shootings despite infor-
mation from Cincinnati which in-
dicated that Berman, a race track
tout, had run afoul Detroit's public
Police from the Ohio city said
they understood certain members
of the purple gang came into Cin-
cinnati Wednesday, muttering inti-
mations they were "double cross-
ed" by Berman.
Berman dropped from sight in
Cincinnati Tuesday and came here
to be killed last night.
Many persons suffering from
persistent or too frequent nose
bleedings have been relieved by
injections of moccasin snake venom
In recent tests.
The Je"-l h rues has about twice
as great immunity to tuV . ilps'-
as any other grout) of lua
HOUSTON, Oct. 24, (U.R) —Be-
cause of a shortage of ships, 123,-
000 bales of cotton were held up in
warehouses here today.
Cotton men reported that practi-
cally all space in vessels scheduled
to sail through Dec. 1 already has
Three reasons were given for the
shortage of ships — the African
war, the Gulf Coast Longshore-
men's strike and a "rebound" from
the Bankhead cotton control act
and the 12-cent federal loan.
War has given export trade a
big uptrend, it was said. England,
France, Italy and Japan were anx-
ious to restock their cotton ware-
houses because they feared Presi-
dent Roosevelt would restrict com-
modity movements to keep the
United States frcm foreign entang-
Ship owners have restricted sail-
ings because of the dock strike sit-
uation. They hesitate to send ves-
sels to disputed ports for fear the
boats would be tied up indefinitely
at high cost in fees and delays, it
This hesitancy has cut down
coastwise and foreign shipping in
the gulf area approximately one
third of the trade of six months
ago, according to estimates.
Relaxation of government con-
trol over cotton prices added an im-
petus to the demand for vessels as
Leading cotton experts, including
W. L. Clayton, president of Ander-
son, Clayton & Co., the world's
largest cotton firm, predicted a re-
duction of surplus stocks held in
the United States.
Some forecast a movement of 6,.
000,000 bales in export trade dur-
ing the 1935-36 season, compared
with 4,816,000 bales in 1934-35.
Domestic consumption of 6,000,000
bales also was foreseen.
Total world consumption this
season was expected to reach 12,-
000,000 bales, compared with the
government's 1935 crop forecast of
The United States shipping
board was requested at New Or-
leans to recommission old vessels
tied up in that port, to help meet
the shipping demand.
HOUSTON, Oct. 24 (U.R)—Ed
Clark, secretary to Gov. James
V. Allred, suggested today that
federal, state and city agencies
be consolidated to mediate for
settlement of the Texas Long-
"I wish someone would inter-
view the mayor and ask him if
he would like for his citizens
committee to join with me and
State Labor Commissioner Fred
Nichols and Federal Labor Con-
ciliator Joseph S. Myers," Clark
Mayor Oscar Holeombe has ap-
pointed a citizens committee of 15
men to investigate local strike
conditions and to hear both
steamship operators and leader of
the International Longshoremen's
Clark and Nichols inspected ths
Houston port yesterday and left
today for a visit at Beaumont,
Port Aurthur and Galveston.
Clark will report to Governor
Allied on his findings.
Myers revealed that he had
matte quiet investigation of the
strike lince it began Oct. 11, un-
der assignment from Secretary
of Labor Frances Perkins. "Our
greatest fear," he said, "is that
it will become nation-wide."
It hag been rumored here re-
peatedly that 1LA members in
ports from Maine to Washington
would walk off their jobs.
The Houston Citizms' Commit-
tee was expected to meet today.
Nichols said he would make a
public report of his inspection
trip tomorrow upon his return
to Houston. He and Clark will
confer with Mike J. Dwyer, dis-
trict president of the ILA at
The governor's secretary said
that the investigation was asked
by a delegation of labor leaders,
headed by Dwyer.
WILLS POINT, Texas, Oct. 24
(U.R) — Two Wills Point men were
killed today when their automobile
was« struck by a pasenger train a
mile and a quarter west of here.
The dead were Lewis Ramsey, 22,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Rom Ramsey,
and Loye Smith, 21, son of Mr. and
Mrs, Tom Smith.
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 24 (U.R) —
The tropical disturbance in the
North Caribbean sea has moved
slightly to the Southwest, the fed-
eral hurriean warning system re-
The storm was located between
Jamaica and Grand Cayman, Carib-
to Meet Nov. 9
league Will Be Next
Meeting Place of
Mrs. Walter Sellers, president
of the Bi-Stone Federation of
Women's Clubs, has announced a
meeting of the federation to be
held in Teague on Saturday, No-
vember 9, at 10 a. m. Mrs, Sell-
ers says an outstanding program
is being prepared for announce-
It is hoped, she says, (hat
there will be a large delegation
from the entire two-county dis-
trict at the semi-annual meeting
of the club women in Teague.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, (U.R) —One
of the greatest potential famines in
modern history threatened 5,000,-
000 Chinese farmers today as flood
water swept over vast areas in
Shantung and Kiangsi provinces.
ON M ANY POINTS
with Five Aides
Exemptions Li b e r a 1,
with Committee to
AUSTIN, Oct. 24 (U.R) — An old
age pension bill was passed finally
by the Texas House of Representa
tives today by vote of 135 ayes to
It differs materially from an old
aj-e pension measure already pass-
ed by the Texas Senate. Leaders j
for the House bill did not expect]
the Senate to accept the changes,I
but to ask for a conference con-f
mittee to harmonize the two.
In general, the House bill follov
the federal security requiremenj
for federal participation. It alio]
pensions not to exceed $15 a mon
for persons over 65 years of ag|
Single persons with $720 ann
income or $4,000 worth of prope
and couples with $1,000 income
$5,000 worth of property are
Payment of the pensions is Bfcjjsjj
posed out of a special fund.
nue bills to be passed latA^^f
counted upon to provide the'jflHT
Administration is placed in a
rector and five assistans, all to
appointed by the governor"
The bill was drawn by a state at
fairs subcommittee and
at this session by Rep. Harlee i7o, 1
rison, Terrell. Others who aida^ j., |
drawing the bill included J^epe.
George Davidson, Kastland; .pfcifl
Hofheinz, Houston; Jasper X Kc-^rj [
Texarkana; and R. W. Caffijj^a
Hillsboro. 7 \ i
The Senate finally uassed H<JUs> I
Bill 15, giving school vJu-tric'- ar, I
opportunity to comply with
aid and requirements by
bonds on 10 days notice of ei^B
After jockeying for half
to get preferred setting oi ■ j
tax bills, the House recessed
ing Bill No. 1, increasing oil"!
the pending business. Th* Mfl
posed a tax of 6 cents a barre
tax committee recommends d|
of 2'i cents a barrel. Pre<^|^
The Senate recessed
Italy Hopes to
Have Peace ,
ROME, Oct. 24 <U! — It
hope that during th| ne
days there may be feun-'
for business discussionff-
It was reported today
rnier Benito Mussolini 4
ering whether to mak.
posals. These would be
fecting the postponen_
cation of futher pe
Italy, which aie to b |
Geneva October 31.
Potential Demand for All of
U. S. Cotton Raised This Year
WASHINGTON Oct. 24, (U.R) -
New Deal farm experts today were
cheered by a rapidly rising cotton
Last month 67,000 bales of cot-
ton were sent out of the United
States as compared to 15,000 on
the same day a year ago. Govern-
HOUSTON, Oct. 24 (U.R) — A
wildcat oil test near the Beau-
mont city limits will |>e started , , ...
soon, officials of Humble Oil &, mpnt stat.st.es showed that during
Refining company said today. the week *nded <**' 19' 138'000
bales were exported, a 24 per cent
increase over the same period in
Secretary of Agriculture Henry
A. Wallace said reports from all
quarters "showed the demand for
export cotton is the greatest ever."
he explained the only ohs; uetior
| i ; i I--V
GALVESTON, Oct. 24 (U.R) -
Special police commisisoners for an
additional 41 dock guards of the
Galveston Wharf Company were
approved tcday by th* city council.
'oners aso were grant
Assistant Secretary of Com-
merce J. Monroe Johnson said ef-
forts were being made to arrange
for use of nine shipping board ves-
sels near New Orleans.
I Flapper Fanny f
rta. o. *. *T, Off.
Wallace declined to view the
demand as a result of the African
war, although reports showed the
exports were made chiefly to Great
Britain, Japan, Germany and Italy.
"There is a potential demand for
all possible supplies," Wallace said.
Since August 1, this year, 1,140,
000 bales have been exported, the
figures showed, while only 1,113,-
'300 were r ted during that
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